Creating and maintaining a safe work environment is an utmost priority for every industrial organisation. This does not only ensure welfare of employees but also guarantees less downtime and no extra cost on insurance and other accident-related expenses.
There are several ways to maintain safety in facilities, from creating industry standards-compliant facilities to using high-grade tools and equipment. And in securing compliance to health and safety standards in facilities management, deploying the right technologies plays a key role.
So for this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight, we are featuring 11 amazing technologies that can improve, if not transform, health and safety standards in your company’s facilities.
Other Safety Technologies for Facilities
Remotely controlled aquatic drones | Your smart pair of eyes on the water!
AquaSmartXL provides you with an additional pair of eyes on the water. Our aquatic drones help to observe and inspect assets as well as their surroundings, giving you all the needed information for maintenance, life span development, risk mitigation or insurance.
Terra UT Drone - Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements with drone | For a safer workplace and a lower downtime
Terra Inspectioneering executes ultrasonic thickness (UT) measurements using drones. With the Terra UT drone it is possible to execute certified steel thickness measurements at hard to reach places at height, such as storage tank walls, roofs and rafters or boiler tubes.
Magnetic Robot Crawlers | The robotic solution for paint stripping and cleaning
VertiDrive is world's leading manufacturer of Magnetic Robot Crawlers for washing, grit-blasting, sand-blasting, hydro blasting, UHP paint stripping etc. The technology delivers significant cost reduction in comparison to manual blasting for both maintenance contractor and asset owner.
CAROL Robotic Catalyst Unloading | The world’s first remote controlled commercial catalyst removal robot
CAROL (Catalyst Removal Amphirol) is a robot that sits on the surface of the catalyst, moving around on the material as it is vacuumed. The hydraulically powered screws (amphirols) provide buoyancy, propulsion and manoeuvrability on the loose granular material. A vacuum hose is connected to the robot via a remotely adjustable nozzle, allowing for maximum catalyst removal rates. The robot is lowered through the vessel manway on a winch and is controlled remotely via joysticks and video monitors.
Fouling Removal Robot | Safe, rapid deployment and +90% clean as standard
The first of its kind in the industry, our robot can record videos and images of blockages, concerns and the cleaning taking place whilst automatically adjusting to tubes. The robot can be programmed with information supplied by the customer, creating a visual representation of the bundle. The best cleaning process is then selected, which can be pre-programmed into the robot.
McNetiq Controlock | Magnetic anchor for risers and scaffolding
A welded steel connection is strong but as a temporary solution it has much impact on health, cost, environment and material. In the Dutch industry several thousand temporary welding connections are daily made for fitting scaffoldings, hoisting eyes, lashing eyes, lifting tanks etc. Today’s alternative is the McNetiq Controlock, the first magnet that can be tested on load bearing and sliding capacity.
Telerobotics | Robotic extensions of human operators to perform complex tasks remotely
Telerobotics is concerned with remote controlled robots which can be applied in situations where human skills are required in a location that is either difficult to access or hazardous, e.g. confined spaces or underwater. In these situations, a telerobotics system can serve as an extension of a human operator to enable him/her to perform the complex task remotely. In our approach, we provide the human operator with full perceptual and manipulation capabilities to perceive and act as if being present at the remote site.
Splash Zone Access Solutions | Remotely operated access solutions for inspection and modification services
OceanTech involves remotely operated access solutions with or without robotic arms. All solutions are launched from the topside. This allows for reduced costs and removes the need for support vessels, ROVs and divers. OceanTechs technology operates from a fixed position relative to the working area, which makes the technology well suited for close inspections, NDT and any type of repair or modification work.
Rechargeable Floodlight | Wireless floodlight for increased productivity
The powerful SA LUMIN EX LED Rechargeable Floodlight is lightweight and fully portable. Hosting an intense light output of up to 2000 lumens, it is fully certiﬁed for Zones 1 & 2 (Gas) and Zones 21 & 22 (Dust). The ergonomic and versatile design increases workers productivity and safety in hazardous and extreme areas. Featuring no trailing cables vastly reduces trip hazards, while the powerful light output easily illuminates the working environment.
DuraLabel Sign and Label Printers
This large-format multicolor printer makes it easy to create high-quality signs of all sizes all in one system. Print onto 4’’ - 10’’ wide supply and lengths up to 8 feet long for endless possibilities. It’s perfect for GHS/HazCom 2012 chemical labels, OSHA/ANSI signs with headers, and wayfinding.
See the last two month's Technologies in the Spotlight:
Digital Twin Technologies | Much like a pairing of the virtual and physical world, digital twin is a virtual environment based on generated data from sensors attached to the systems. Digital twin technology is gaining widespread popularity given its ability to get real-time insights on physical assets and provide data to forecast future performance.
With the value that digital twin technologies can bring to companies, we are featuring them on August's Technologies in the Spotlight.
Drones on the Platform | Drone technology has been widely used for inspections of difficult to reach areas such as confined spaces and workplaces at height. Since this type of inspection poses risks to the workforce when done the traditional way (i.e. use of scaffolding), unmanned aerial vehicles or more commonly known as drones have become a popular safer, cost effective and more efficient alternative.
As such, for July’s Technologies in the Spotlight, we are featuring some of the drones we have on the platform.